CURA Community-Based Research Programs: Help for local broadband initiatives?

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) has a project that might be a way for local communities to get help for broadband expansion planning..

CURA has two CBR programs, the Community Assistantship Program, which serves greater Minnesota, and the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, which serves the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Both programs match the research and technical needs of organizations with student research assistants to carry out community-defined and guided projects. Both provide graduate or undergraduate student assistance for applied research projects, program planning and development, program evaluation,* and other short-term projects. Student assistantships are generally 200 hours (10 hours per week) during spring or fall semesters, and 260 hours (20 hours per week) during summer.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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